Today’s prompt: We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you’ve made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small – think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).
I’ve spent the last 8 months or so in “pregnancy prep” mode. The carefully calculated methods to somehow make my body baby-ready have changed the way I think about what I eat daily, what kind of exercise I do, what coffee I drink, etc. I left my old health care provider in late September last year and that seemed to have made a difference. (Or just the simple fact that I mentioned to my new endo that I wanted to have a baby soon.) I began an increased insulin system that made me question what the hell my old providers were thinking. I’ve had my share of hypoglycemia in the process – so it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows. But I’ve gone from a consistent 7.0 A1C that plagued me for 2 years straight to a 6.1% in about 6 months. Hey! What do you know? More insulin and careful care was needed.
In addition, I’ve cut out as much processed and frozen food as humanly possible. The hubs has taken over the cooking so I don’t have to deal with it. And we both benefit from fresh meals on a nearly daily basis. (We throw in a frozen meal every so often when we don’t want leftovers/are lazy/busy, etc.)
Am I still having issues? Sure. I don’t think I’ll ever be at the perfect pregnancy numbers before, during, and after. That’s just not how I roll. But the effort is there.